In series:SME Policy Indexview more titles
Published on April 28, 2016
|Foreword and Acknowledgements|
|Abbreviations and acronyms|
|2016 SME Policy Index scores for the Western Balkans and Turkey|
|Policy framework and assessment process|
|Economic context and the role of SMEs in the Western Balkans and Turkey|
Small Business Act assessment: Findings by SBA dimension10 chapters available
Small Business Act assessment: Western Balkans and Turkey country profiles7 chapters available
Annexes3 chapters available
The launch of the SME Policy Index: Western Balkans and Turkey 2016 was organised by the OECD South East Europe Regional Programme in co-operation with the European Commission, the European Bank for reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Training Foundation (ETF) and the South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (SEECEL).
WHAT ARE THE SBA ASSESSMENT AND THE SME POLICY INDEX?
The SBA Assessment monitors the progress in the implementation of the ten principles of the Small Business Act for Europe and measures convergence towards EU practices and standards.
The dedicated methodology – the SME Policy Index – was specifically developed by the partner organisations in 2006 in order to apply the SBA in EU pre-accession economies. The index identifies strengths and weaknesses in policy design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; allows for comparison across countries; and measures convergence towards EU SME policy standards.
The purpose of the SBA Assessment is to improve SME policy-making in partner countries and to enhance the capacity of policy-makers, as well as to improve the business environment "on the ground" and to foster entrepreneurship and competitiveness. It aims to support governments in setting targets for SME policy developments and strategic priorities to further improve their business environments. It also engages governments in policy dialogue and facilitates the exchange of experiences within the region and with the partner organisations.
For more information, please contact Anita Richter.